Sandy Scott was born into a family of gardeners. Most of her horticultural knowledge came from following her father around his garden, asking questions, and begging to be allowed to weed. Sandy received a degree in art history at University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford. She blended her interests while volunteering at Filoli and the Huntington as well as working for Stanford. Sandy retired to Point Arena in 2000 and delights in sharing her garden.